50 Fun Fall Date Nights in New Orleans

Fall is my favorite season.  The temperature drops a few degrees (sometimes), football season has started, the kids are back in school, and the holidays are upon us.  There is just something about the season that screams romance. Whether you’re casually dating, engaged or married, fall is the perfect time to go on an adventure.  Check out our list of 50 Fun Fall Date Nights in New Orleans: 


  1. Listen to a band at Voodoo Music & Arts Experience. 
  2. Taste Test some fried chicken at the National Fried Chicken Fest. 
  3. Check out some art at NOMA. 
  4. Cheer on your favorite team at a Saints or LSU Football Game.
  5. Be scared together at a Haunted House.
  6. Try different beers at the Nola On Tap Festival.
  7. See who wins at Miniature Golf at City Putt. 
  8. Sip on  Martinis at Martini Madness. 
  9. Enjoy Beignets at the Beignet Fest. 
  10. Hear some local music at the Gretna Heritage Festival.
  11. Enjoy a bottle of wine on the patio at Bacchanal. 
  12. Try over 60 Po-Boys at the PoBoy Fest. 
  13. Have drinks and dinner at Bouligny Tavern. 
  14. Check out the local art on Frenchman followed by dinner at Adolfo’s.
  15. Celebrate German Heritage at Oktoberfest. 
  16. Dine in the courtyard at Avo. 
  17. Get Spooky at Scout Island:Scream Park in City Park.
  18. Have dinner and a movie at Canal Place.
  19. Enjoy the historic Treme neighborhood at Treme Fall Fest.
  20. Listen to some country music at the www.countrysmoothfest.com
  21. Have a romantic dinner or brunch at Cafe Degas.
  22. Try all the different kinds of Mac n Cheese at the Man N Cheese Fest. 
  23. Take a bartending class together. 
  24. Enjoy boudin, bourbon, beer and music at  Boudin, Bourbon and Beer. 
  25. Have a romantic dinner with views of City Park at Ralph’s on the Park.
  26. Walk through a pumpkin patch.
  27. Carve and decorate your pumpkin while sipping on some wine.
  28. Take a guided Ghost Tour. 
  29. Enjoy a tour and fresh made beer at Abita Brewery. 
  30. Get lost together in a corn maze. 
  31. Rent some bikes and tour the city with a Bike Ride.
  32. Head to St. Francisville and stay the night at the Myrtles Plantation.
  33. Catch a parade in October at the Krewe of Boo Halloween Parade. 
  34. See the NOLA skyline while having cocktails at Hot Tin.
  35. Have a pumpkin spiced latte at a cozy cafe.
  36. Enjoy the fresh air with a hike through Couturie Forest.
  37. Pack a picnic with some cheeses from St. James Cheese Company.
  38. Have margaritas and celebrate Taco Tuesday at Rum House. 
  39. Wander around Jackson Square and have your fortune read.
  40. Share a tiki cocktail at Latitude 29.
  41. Have a romantic dinner at La Crepe Nanou.
  42. Go to a wine tasting at WINO New Orleans.
  43. Have a dinner cruise on the Steamboat Natchez
  44. Drink a Purple at Jean Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop. 
  45. Learn about voodoo culture and history at the Historic Voodoo Museum.
  46. Take a stroll down Royal Street and window shop.
  47. Browse all the shops and vendors at the French Market.
  48. Embrace NOLA spooky side and take a Cemetery Tour. 
  49. Enjoy the fall weather with a beer or wine and a patio at Bayou Beer/Wine Garden.
  50. See a Musical at the Saenger Theatre. 

Which one of these fun fall date nights in New Orleans is on the top of your list? 

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About the Author

Katie is a native New Orleanian and currently lives in Metairie with her two boys, Vince 11 and Dominic 9. She works full time as a Community Educator in the medical field. Katie spends most of her time at the baseball and football field cheering on her boys who are both very active. On free weekends, which come few and far between, you can find Katie working out, trying new restaurants and having cocktails with friends. She loves fashion, wine, and anything and everything NOLA.

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